In despairing over the loss of “fixity,” Nicholas Carr unintentionally reveals how fluid even printed materials have been.
“Historians may look back on September 28, 2011, as the day the book lost its bookishness.” – Nicholas Carr. When you throw in a smaller feature on the more disruptive basic Kindle — X-Ray — Carr is probably right.
A new study being touted by Nicholas Carr reveals a lack of healthy skepticism and more problems with “methodologically sound.”
While sophisticated arguments about how the Internet is changing our brains continue, a look back at the history of communications systems shows we’re really arguing about something more base.
Short-form and long-form content are flourishing, while that “just right” middle ground is vanishing.
Distractions spur thoughts, so why do we want deep, contemplative thinking?
Quality, chaos, and sustainability — terms we throw around, yet each requires more careful thought. Nicholas Carr and Clay Shirky square off to debate where we’re headed in roughly these terms.
Is there a good case against linking? Or are links just an updated version of an old idea?
Geezers blog. Why? Because they have something to say and are willing to say it.
Is a creeping computerization of our intellects making us less willing to accept that truth and knowledge may begin and end with human beings?
The “Big Switch” from desktop to cloud computing has implications for how we define intellect and culture. The medium is still the message.